Once a Beacon of Hope, Tanzanians Now Resist Growing Authoritarianism

John Magufuli and the ruling CCM’s increased reliance on authoritarian tactics mark a sharp drop in legitimacy from Tanzania’s once proud democratic norms.

African Militant Islamist Groups Set Record for Violent Activity

African Militant Islamist Groups Set Record for Violent ActivityAfrican militant Islamist groups have demonstrated a decade of nearly uninterrupted growth in violent activity, though the focus of this has shifted over time.

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COVID-19 in Africa

A comprehensive listing of Africa Center analyses of the COVID-19 threat across Africa, examining key risk factors, urban landscapes, and vulnerable populations.

Shifts in the Libyan Civil War

Shifts in the Libyan Civil War

The rapid gains of Libya’s Government of National Accord have pushed rebel leader General Khalifa Haftar’s forces out of large swathes of western Libya, further shifting the balance of this geostrategic competition.

Les leçons de la pandémie de grippe espagnole de 1918–1919 en Afrique

Lessons from the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Africa

Despite important differences, colonial Africa’s experience confronting the Spanish flu a century ago provides historical lessons for the COVID-19 response today.

Topic in Focus: Maritime Security
Illegal fishing scenario tests maritime operations

Conflicts of interest within Africa’s fisheries sector enable unsustainable exploitation by foreign fishing firms and undercut the political will needed to build more robust surveillance and prosecutorial capacity.

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Africa’s rapidly evolving maritime security environment has prompted innovations in Africa’s maritime security architecture, leading to greater regional coordination.